How We Build Better Trees

In August I had the opportunity to travel to China with Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world's largest paper companies, to learn how they were greening their supply chain. After touring paper factories around Shanghai, our group of journalists and company chaperones travelled to Hainan Island in the South China Sea to visit... Continue Reading →


‘Hacking the Watershed’ — My Latest for Corporate Knights

In June I had the pleasure of travelling to Waterloo's Centre for International Governance Innovation, our little slice of Silicon Valley-esque architecture, for the semi-finals of 2017's Aqua Hacking Challenge. Corporate Knights magazine wanted a piece on this year's topic: building civic engagement via the hack-a-thin format around saving Lake Erie from, among other things,... Continue Reading →

Blogging on the Great Lakes

This summer I had the pleasure of working with the team at Toronto-based Waterlution as they build awareness and generate interest among Ontarians for the Great Lakes. Not a traditional 'Save the Great Lakes!' from (name a calamity—pollution, invasive species, microbead plastics, etc), but rather it's been an exercise in helping people who live within... Continue Reading →

Great Lakes Drinking Water

It's been a while! But I got back recently from an Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources fellowship and thought I would share a few photos from the trip around Lake Erie. The topic was drinking water and the threats it faces in the basin from pollution, eroding confidence in public utilities, plastic pollution and ageing infrastructure.... Continue Reading →

Asian Carp Summer: Ontario, 2015

Corporate Knight's Winter 2016 edition includes a feature on the summer of 2015—Ontario's Asian carp summer. In July and September, researchers from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority found eight mature, fertile grass carp along the Toronto waterfront: three at Tommy Thompson Park and a further five during monitoring efforts at the Toronto Islands marina. From... Continue Reading →

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